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A roundup of 35+ dietitian-approved easy, healthy breakfast meal prep ideas. These vegetarian recipes are nutritious, tasty, and perfect for making in advance. Meal prepping your breakfast can help save you tons of time during your busy mornings, while energizing you for the day ahead!

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Eating a delicious, balanced breakfast can help set you up for a successful day ahead.

Why? A balanced meal – one that contains some fibre-rich carbs, healthy fats, and protein – takes longer to digest and keeps your blood sugar levels steady.

This means sustained energy and fullness to ideally get you to your lunch break. I’m sure many of us can agree that this is how we want to feel in the mornings!

If you find yourself scrambling for time in the morning, rushing out the door without eating, you may find yourself in the following scenarios:

  • hitting up your local coffee shop for a bagel everyday (and then you’re hungry an hour later!)
  • having a growling stomach distract you from work all morning long
  • or, over-eating the rest of the day to make up for a lack of breakfast

This is where having breakfast prepared in advance can create a HUGE shift in your morning productivity. These 30+ dietitian-approved breakfast meal prep ideas are easy to cook, use simple ingredients, and can all be made in advance.

You can store these recipes in the fridge for a few days, or make extra portions to keep for longer in the freezer. Either way, they’ll give you something delicious and healthy to start off your day, while saving you time, money, and stress!

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Warm Oatmeal Recipes

The particularly high soluble fibre content of oats helps to slow digestion, increase fullness/satiety, lower cholesterol, and improve blood sugar control.

The slowed digestion and satiety component is key when it comes to choosing a breakfast that will keep you full all morning!

In addition to fibre, oats are a rich source of essential micronutrients like:

  • B-vitamins
  • vitamin E
  • manganese
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • copper
  • iron
  • zinc

Oatmeal can easily be cooked ahead in a large batch and then heated up in portions throughout the week.

1) Baked Pear Oatmeal

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This Baked Pear Oatmeal is such an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast idea! Made with warming spices, it's such a cozy way to start your day. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and only 9 ingredients.
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2) Zucchini Bread Steel Cut Oatmeal

white bowl of zucchini bread steel cut oatmeal topped with almond butter, chocolate chips, and walnuts
This Zucchini Bread Steel Cut Oatmeal is the yummiest way to get veggies in for breakfast. The recipe is easy, vegan, gluten-free, and can be made in a large batch for meal prep!
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3) Pineapple Baked Oatmeal

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This Healthy Pineapple Baked Oatmeal is made with bananas and coconut for an easy, tropical breakfast! Recipe is vegan, gluten-free & refined sugar-free.
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4) Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal

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This blueberry steel cut oatmeal is a delicious, healthy, and balanced breakfast! It's perfect for meal prep and uses pantry staples like frozen blueberries, steel cut oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Vegan and gluten-free.
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5) Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

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This easy peanut butter banana baked oatmeal is made with chocolate chips and walnuts. It basically tastes like you're eating a healthier banana bread for breakfast – so delicious! Recipe is both vegan and gluten-free.
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6) Chocolate Orange Oatmeal

chocolate oatmeal topped with orange slices, pomegranates, and nut butter in bowl
This vegan chocolate orange oatmeal recipe is an easy, healthy, and delicious breakfast idea. It tastes like a comforting bowl of warm chocolate with a burst of orange flavour. Enjoy it hot off the stove or include it in your weekly meal prep for a simple, nutritious breakfast!
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7) Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

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This blueberry banana baked oatmeal is a comforting and delicious breakfast option. A simple recipe that is vegan, gluten-free, and healthy!
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8) Sautéed Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

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This healthy cinnamon apple oatmeal is beyond delicious and so easy to make – just 20 minutes. It's so flavourful and filled with healthy ingredients like chia seeds and rolled oats for a perfectly balanced, cozy breakfast.
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Cold Overnight Oatmeal Recipes

As an alternative to warm oatmeals, you can try “overnight oats” or “bircher muesli,” which involve no cooking time at all!

You simply mix the ingredients, let them sit for a few hours in the fridge, and you’ve got breakfast ready. They’re a great option when the weather warms up!

Overnight oats can be enjoyed cold as a grab-and-go option in the morning, or you could even pop them in the microwave for something warm. 

9) Overnight Oats With Frozen Fruit

Overnight oats with frozen fruits in two glass jars.
No fresh fruit? No problem! These overnight oats with frozen fruit are so quick and easy to make. Frozen fruit thaws overnight at the same time the oats soften – the texture is just perfect when stirred together the next morning. You can use any type of frozen fruit (like berries or tropical fruits) to prepare this healthy meal prep breakfast!
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10) Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats

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These blueberry lemon overnight oats are made with just 7 ingredients, like chia seeds, greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, and lemon zest. It's such an easy, no-cook, make-ahead breakfast recipe that happens to taste DELICIOUS!
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11) Blood Orange Bircher Muesli

three glass jars of bircher muesli topped with blood orange and nuts
This Blood Orange Bircher Muesli is a quick and healthy, no-cook breakfast idea – the original overnight oats, with a flavourful twist! It's made with just 5 ingredients (not including toppings) and is perfect for easy meal prep.
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12) Matcha Overnight Oats

Matcha overnight oats in two small jars, topped with raspberries.
Start your morning with these matcha overnight oats for the perfect boost of balanced energy! Combining nutritious, filling ingredients with the health benefits + caffeine content of matcha, you will LOVE this easy make-ahead breakfast idea.
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13) Mango Overnight Oats

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These delicious mango overnight oats are made with chia seeds, greek yogurt, coconut, and fresh mint! They're a quick and easy healthy breakfast idea that is meant to be made in advance. This recipe has no added sugar, can easily be made gluten-free, and can even be made vegan.
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14) Grated Apple Bircher Muesli

grated apple bircher muesli topped with chopped apples, peanut butter, nuts, seeds
This Swiss-inspired breakfast uses grated apples for an incredible fall flavour. Make the night before, or increase ingredients to make enough for a few days. Option to make completely plant-based/vegan by using your favourite unsweetened/plain plant-based yogurt and milk.
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Healthy Chia Pudding Recipes

Like overnight oats, chia puddings are a super easy, no-cook, grab-and-go breakfast meal prep option.

To make them, you simply mix up the ingredients and pop them in the fridge. A few hours later, this nutritious breakfast option is ready!

Chia seeds are a great source of:

  • dietary fibre
  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • plant-based protein
  • minerals like:
    • magnesium
    • calcium
    • iron

Like oats, their fibre and protein content will help keep you full in the morning. Adding toppings like additional nuts, seeds, or nut butters can help make this breakfast even more satisfying.

15) Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

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This chocolate banana chia seed pudding is such an easy, healthy breakfast or snack idea. It's just 7 ingredients and so simple to make! Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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16) Key Lime Pie Chia Pudding

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This key lime pie chia pudding is made with 5 simple ingredients for a healthier version of the classic dessert. It's super easy to make, and can even be enjoyed as a breakfast or snack!
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17) Maple Kefir Chia Pudding

3 chia seed puddings topped with peaches and blueberries in glass jar
Chia pudding is an excellent omega-3 and fiber-rich breakfast option for when you're in a rush. Using kefir instead of other milk options is a great way to change things up and increase those good-for-the-gut probiotics. Have fun with the recipe and add toppings of your choice!
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18) Coconut Chia Pudding With Honey & Lime

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This Coconut Chia Pudding is made with just 4 simple, healthy ingredients. It's super quick + easy, plus it's vegan + gluten-free. Add toppings as desired for a yummy make-ahead breakfast or snack idea!
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19) Chocolate & Ginger Chia Pudding

3 glass jars of blended chocolate ginger chia pudding topped with nuts and coconut flakes
This delicious chia pudding is rich in fiber, omega-3s, and antioxidants! Nutritious, but good enough to eat for dessert? Yes, please!
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Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes

Are you more of a liquid breakfast type of person? Then perhaps you’ll enjoy these ideas for make-ahead smoothie recipes!

Smoothies will keep fresh in the fridge for 1-2 days, so you can easily make a large batch ahead of time. Just store them in a jar with a lid and give the smoothie a shake before drinking.

If you’d like to freeze batches of smoothies for longer, you can do so in 2 ways:

  1. Prepare large batches of smoothies and pour into ice molds or muffin tins. When you’re ready to have them, place the smoothie molds into your drinking vessel and let them thaw for at least an hour (or overnight).
  2. OR, place all the smoothie ingredients into little baggies (in individual serving sizes). When you’re ready for the smoothie, all you need to do transfer the ingredients to your blender along with a liquid of choice. Blend together, and your smoothie is ready in minutes!

20) Banana Chai Smoothie With Vanilla

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This vegan banana chai smoothie is made with vanilla, almond milk, and nut butter. An easy, healthy breakfast option packed with flavour!
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21) Ginger Pear Green Smoothie

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This simple pear smoothie recipe is a delicious and nutritious green breakfast smoothie! It's made with healthy ingredients like ripe pears, ginger, spinach, avocado, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. As a dieititian, it's important to me that your breakfast smoothie provides you with balanced nutrition – and this flavourful smoothie delivers!
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22) Lemon Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

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This lemon blueberry avocado smoothie is such a delicious, easy, and filling breakfast idea! Touches of lemon zest, vanilla, and cinnamon add so much incredible flavour, while avocado and yogurt make the texture super creamy. Recipe is gluten-free, naturally sweetened only with fruit, and can be made vegan if needed.
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23) Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

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This strawberry oatmeal smoothie is a healthy, filling breakfast that tastes like a strawberry milkshake! The addition of oats packs in a ton of nutrition benefits. Recipe is gluten-free and can easily be customized to use different fruits.
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24) Simple Creamy Green Smoothie

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This Simple Creamy Green Smoothie recipe is made with spinach, avocado, banana, chia, and hemp seeds. It's high in protein and healthy fats for a super satisfying breakfast. Gluten-free with vegan option available!
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25) Chocolate Banana Avocado Smoothie

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This healthy breakfast smoothie is made with spinach, peanut butter, chia, hemp seeds, and almond milk. Dietitian-designed, it’s full of nutritious ingredients for a filling breakfast. Vegan, gluten-free, and can be made-ahead!
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26) Cherry Smoothie With Yogurt

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This easy cherry smoothie recipe is made with simple, healthy ingredients and flavours like vanilla, cinnamon, and fresh mint. Dietitian-designed, this breakfast smoothie is nutrient-dense and will keep you full all morning long!
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27) Strawberry Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

This strawberry pineapple spinach green smoothie is packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, protein, healthy fats, and fibre. A creamy and filling breakfast!
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28) Papaya Banana & Coconut Smoothie

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This delicious papaya smoothie is made with banana, coconut, lime, ginger, and vanilla! It's such an easy, healthy breakfast or snack idea. Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and is naturally sweetened with fruit only.
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Healthy Egg Breakfast Recipes

Prefer savoury over sweet? Then these make-ahead egg breakfast recipes are for you!

I love making both frittatas and egg muffins for meal prep. They’re both awesome ways to get in a ton of veggies in the morning, along with high-quality protein from eggs.

Protein helps to slow digestion and keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer, which is what you want to get you through the mornings!

While you can make frittatas or egg muffins without a true recipe (I often just add any veggies or starches that I feel like), check out some of these delicious idea below.

Make a large batch and portion them out for a few days. Or, you can even pop them in the freezer to keep for longer!

29) Vegetarian Egg Frittata Muffins

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These healthy breakfast egg muffins are an easy vegetarian meal prep idea. You can make these ahead of time, store them in the fridge or freezer, and reheat in the microwave. Breakfast is ready in minutes! 
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30) Root Vegetable Frittata

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This oven-baked root vegetable frittata is the BEST autumn recipe. Three types of root veggies, fresh herbs, and goat cheese get paired with protein-rich eggs for an easy, delicious vegetarian meal that you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
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31) Spanakopita Frittata With Spinach & Feta

frittata in skillet with spinach, feta cheese, and herbs
This Spanakopita Frittata is made with spinach, feta, and tons of fresh herbs. It's great for meal prep and can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner! Recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free.
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Breakfast Baked Sweet Potato Recipes

Another one of my favourite breakfast meal prep options? Baked sweet potatoes (or yams as us Canadians seem to call them)!

You can make a large batch of these in advance and then keep them in the fridge. Take one out in the morning, quickly reheat it in the microwave, and add toppings as desired!

Sweet potatoes are not only delicious, but they’re jam-packed with nutrition too! One medium-sized sweet potato provides 4 grams of dietary fibre (15% of your daily needs).

As I’ve mentioned, fibre helps promote all sorts of things – fullness, regularity, gut health, heart health, and even glycemic control.

One sweet potato also provides 386% of your daily vitamin A needs, along with other micronutrients like:

  • potassium
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin E
  • vitamin C

32) Breakfast Sweet Potatoes With Almond Butter

Paleo breakfast baked sweet potatoes stuffed with creamy almond butter, banana slices, chia seeds & a sprinkle of cinnamon! A healthy whole30 breakfast!
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33) Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: 5 Ways

Switch up your morning meal by trying these Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes! 5 different recipes, with sweet & savory options. (vegan & gluten-free)
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Healthy Breakfast Burrito Recipes

Another savoury breakfast idea? Freezer breakfast burritos! The recipes below each contain a good source of protein (eggs, black beans, and tofu), lots of veggies, and a source of energizing carbs.

You can make these breakfast burritos in advance, portion them into single servings, wrap in foil, and place them in the freezer. When you want to eat them, simply remove from freezer and either microwave or bake for a quick and easy breakfast.

34) Veggie Packed Breakfast Burritos

Freezer breakfast burritos that are packed with sweet potatoes, veggies and protein for the ultimate on the go breakfast. Make them ahead and reheat later!
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35) Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Egg Burritos

Healthy, vegetarian freezer breakfast burritos with sweet potato hash, black beans and scrambled eggs! Freeze extra burritos for busy mornings.
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36) Vegan Breakfast Burrito With Tofu

Easy, 30-minute vegan breakfast burrito with scrambled tofu, roasted vegetables, avocado, kale and salsa! Flavorful, healthy, satisfying.
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Other Breakfast Ideas

I couldn’t fit these recipes in any of the above categories, but they’re also great options for easy meal prep!

37) Chewy, Vegan Breakfast Cookies

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Readers love these too-rated healthy breakfast cookies! They're soft, chewy, and so easy. Made with nutritious ingredients like oats, pumpkin, almond butter, nuts, and seeds – they're such a delicious, healthy treat you can enjoy for breakfast or at any time of the day. Recipe is gluten-free, flour-free, vegan, and freezer-friendly.
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38) Curry Tofu Scramble

curry tofu scramble with red bell peppers and spinach on a plate
This Curry Tofu Scramble is made with spinach and red bell peppers. It's a delicious combination of protein, veggies, and spices that is super easy to make, ready in 30 minutes, and full of healthy ingredients. Tofu scramble is also great for meal prep and can be used in so many different ways! 
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39) Honey Tahini Granola

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This healthy honey tahini granola recipe is packed with delicious ingredients like walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate chips. It's so easy to make and is just perfect for breakfast!
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40) Berry Granola

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This homemade mixed berry granola recipe is made with healthy ingredients like oats, nuts, almond butter, and freeze dried berries. These flavourful, crunchy clusters are perfect over yogurt, smoothies, or enjoyed on their own!
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Don’t Have Time To Meal Prep?

It happens! Here are some super quick and easy, balanced breakfast ideas that don’t require a recipe:

  • Whole grain toast + nut butter + banana + hemp seeds + cinnamon 
  • Plain Greek yogurt + fruit + cinnamon + nuts/seeds
  • Whole grain toast + smashed avocado + a fried egg

More Meal Prep Recipe Roundups

I hope this post has given you tons of easy breakfast meal prep ideas! If you include any of these recipes in your weekly meal prep, let me know in the comments below. Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Pinterest for more nutrition tips and simple, healthy recipe ideas. You can also subscribe to my email list to never miss a new recipe!

Get the Recipe: 35+ Easy, Healthy Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas, Including Chewy Breakfast Cookies

These healthy breakfast cookies are soft, chewy, and so easy! Made with nutritious ingredients like oats, pumpkin, almond butter, nuts, and seeds – they're such a delicious, healthy treat you can enjoy for breakfast or at any time of the day. Plus, 35 more healthy breakfast meal prep ideas!
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Dry ingredients:


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
  • In a separate large bowl, mix the wet ingredients together until well-combined.
  • Then, combine the wet and dry ingredients into one bowl, stirring them until they stick together well.
  • Scoop spoonfuls of the mixture into your hands and roll into balls. Place them on the baking sheet and press flat (these cookies will not flatten when you cook them). Depending on the size of your cookies, this recipe will make about 10-12.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for about 12-15 minutes (they should be lightly browned when done). Remove and let them cool at least 15 minutes before eating. Enjoy!


*These healthy breakfast cookies can be stored in an airtight container or reusable bag for about 7 days at room temperature. If you’d like to make a large batch to freeze, you can do so for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw them before serving.
*If you’re in a pinch and don’t have any pumpkin pie spice on hand, swap it with ground cinnamon. While it won’t have the complexity of pumpkin pie spice, it’s the dominant flavour in there (and most of us have a jar handy).


As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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